A Rally For Reason?
I live close to our nation’s capital, Washington D. C. So I suppose I could attend the so-called Reason Rally. In fact, I had the opportunity to go with a group that plans on preaching the Gospel to the lost. I decided not to go. Since I figured anyone attending that rally would refuse to listen, I decided it would be more profitable to blog instead.
Here are some sympathetic articles that describe the rally
- Politicians ignore Reason Rally at their peril (religionnews.com)
- Thousands of atheists gathering in DC for Reason Rally (www.cnn.com)
For the time being, because Atheism still is not popular, the big names are staying away (see Reason Rally Speakers & Entertainers).
So why are the self-proclaimed “reasonable” people having a rally like this? Well, this sort of thing is nothing new. The victors of the French Revolution (1789 until 1799), infamous for chopping off heads, celebrated a Cult of Reason. Unhappy with the Catholic Church, the revolutionaries wanted to replace the worship of the God of the Bible with the worship of human reason, but these worship leaders turned out to be quite unreasonable. These people were against Christ, but they had nothing substantial to offer in His place. Human reason alone cannot and does not provide us the answers we need.
So why then are the self-proclaimed “reasonable” people having a rally like this? Why repeat such a foolish and bloody mistake? In our era, most people are not very familiar with history. Most people are also quite unfamiliar with the Bible. We have reached the point that we try to practice Biblical values without ever having read the Bible. So it is many people have only a vague idea where the values they uphold came from.
What is funny is that those who deny Christ often do so because they don’t think Christianity measures up to their own moral values. Yet where did they get their highfalutin values? They may attribute them to their own higher reasoning, but then they would have to forget the humility of such as Isaac Newton.
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. — Isaac Newton
None of us begin our lives without learning from others, others who learned from others. We can, however, do a sorry job of teaching the next generation, and that we have been doing for several generations. So it is that “learned” ladies and gentlemen pretend to uphold Atheist “values” that often sound like those (or, supposedly, even better than those) found in the Bible. That is, they offer us their idols (stuff, sex, state, and self) and some form of salvation based upon works. If we just follow them and their formulas, we will have paradise on earth, and maybe heaven too.
Does that sound harsh? Well, consider the arrogance of holding a rally for reason. Only those attending the rally can reason? Consider also this is not just a rally for a religious view; it is a political rally, and the attendees claim “reason” as their own, their rallying point. Their opponents? Well, they don’t reason.
Nobody is stopping Atheists from believing what they want to believe. Christians may think that religious beliefs and political beliefs are related, but Christians don’t use the political system to impose their beliefs on others. However, men all too often have used “reason” as an excuse for abusing the rights of others. In fact, men have used their supposed greater capacity for reasoning as an excuse for enslaving other men.
- Are The “Experts” At The Reason Rally Actually Experts? posted on June 4, 2016
- About Those “Secular Values” posted on June 5, 2016